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The Resource The blue between sky and water : a novel, Susan Abulhawa

The blue between sky and water : a novel, Susan Abulhawa

Label
The blue between sky and water : a novel
Title
The blue between sky and water
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Abulhawa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There was a time when they lived in the village of Beit Daras, and the sun was hot and the earth was rich. There were ruins dating back to the Crusades; now their homes, too, are ruins, and they are refugees in the small strip of Gaza. And yet, when young Khaled dies, and moves on to the afterlife, it is back in Beit Daras that he finds himself. And from here he may slip through history, watching the continuing the story of his matriarchal family. He sees his grandmother, Nazmiyeh, once the prettiest, baddest girl in the town, the eternal ringleader. The other girls felt she hung the sky. He sees his mother, Alwan, who loves quietly and strongly, and who sustains the family through her embroidery work, stitching the stars and moon in place. He sees the great-aunts and cousins, and his sunny little sister, Rhet Shel. Finally, there is the branch of the family that moves to Kuwait, and then to America, where Nur, his mother's cousin, begins to lose herself. She will return to Mediterranean shores to find her past, and rediscover the ties of kinship that transcend distance and even death. Born of the violent, troubling history which continues to rage forth and claim its dead, The Blue Between Sky and Water is very much a novel of survival, and of the vivid, powerful women whose world they manage, with each day, to enlarge and to enliven"--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B86
LC item number
B58 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
The blue between sky and water : a novel, Susan Abulhawa
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn895030489
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781632862211
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014040097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)895030489
Label
The blue between sky and water : a novel, Susan Abulhawa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn895030489
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages ; cm
Isbn
9781632862211
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014040097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)895030489

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